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#1075088 - 05/25/07 05:27 AM 101 reasons to play piano!
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1. So when you get that question about having any hobbies you can give a resounding 'yes, actually, I do'!

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#1075089 - 05/25/07 05:38 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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2. You can dream and travel whenever and wherever you like.
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#1075090 - 05/25/07 05:45 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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3. You learn to know and appreciate a lot of composers - and most of them are men
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#1075091 - 05/25/07 08:58 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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4. it's the most beautiful of all instruments - can sound like a whole orchestra or like a human voice singing all on its own
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#1075092 - 05/25/07 09:16 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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5. It's a wonderful way to keep your brain active and to delay the onset of arthritis!

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#1075093 - 05/25/07 09:46 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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6. I am never bored now that I started playing the piano. Whenever I have a few free minutes, I am at the piano instead of watchin TV.

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#1075094 - 05/25/07 09:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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7. Because something inside you compels you to make music.
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#1075095 - 05/25/07 10:01 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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8. To play what your favourite composer-pianists also played!
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#1075096 - 05/25/07 10:27 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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5. It's a wonderful way to keep your brain active and to delay the onset of arthritis!
9. Or to keep your fingers mobile when you already have arthritis!

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#1075097 - 05/25/07 10:38 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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10. To impress your significant other.

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#1075098 - 05/25/07 10:41 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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11. And of course to seduce your yet-to-be significant other...
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#1075099 - 05/25/07 10:51 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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It's good for your health: it raises the level of the serotonin in your brain (natural antidepressive), it saves you from the radiation of the computer and TV
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#1075100 - 05/25/07 11:03 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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13. It temporarily "takes you away" so you can forget your day-to-day responsibilities or problems.
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#1075101 - 05/25/07 11:07 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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14. So that when you're at somebody's house where there is a piano, you can sit down and rattle off an incredible sounding piece and be the life of the party.
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#1075102 - 05/25/07 11:14 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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15. Because you can!!!
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#1075103 - 05/25/07 11:27 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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16. 'Cause "It's All About Pianos!" (PW slogan) :p
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#1075104 - 05/25/07 11:31 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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17. So you can tap your hands 5 times faster than you can tap your feet.
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#1075105 - 05/25/07 11:32 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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18. you can create(compose) your own music:)
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#1075106 - 05/25/07 11:57 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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19. To discover something new, every day, in a new piece or just a tune.
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#1075107 - 05/25/07 12:00 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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20. To feel the emotion of a beautiful chord. They can make me cry.
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#1075108 - 05/25/07 12:09 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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19. So you can drum your fingers on a piece of plasticine and make depressions of equal depth first time. Get a non-pianist to try it!
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#1075109 - 05/25/07 12:11 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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21. It''s a hobby that doesn't require proper weather conditions (as does golf, or sailing, skiing, etc).

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#1075110 - 05/25/07 12:20 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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22. To keep faith with a dream.
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#1075111 - 05/25/07 12:26 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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23. You get to play a low A 'ffff' and feel the vibrations all through your body

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#1075112 - 05/25/07 12:29 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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24. To have something that is so absorbing you lose all track of time

25. To have things to talk about on Piano World!


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#1075113 - 05/25/07 12:30 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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24. So you can have an excuse if someone asks why you forgot to do something silly like chores.

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#1075114 - 05/25/07 12:33 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Aduke,
we posted at nearly the same time-- yours is #26 (so we don't get off count) ;\)

Sophia

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#1075115 - 05/25/07 12:43 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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27. For the sense of accomplishment you feel when you finally master that piece that seemed impossible when you first looked at it.
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#1075116 - 05/25/07 12:49 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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28. It's many times more fulfilling and rewarding than watching TV. (Even if you're just working on scales.)

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#1075117 - 05/25/07 01:03 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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29. You can chase away pests in your house by playing your bass notes as loud as possible (like on an Imperial).
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#1075118 - 05/25/07 01:16 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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30. It's good mental exercise to keep that dreaded mind thingy from happening. What is it, I can't remember?
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#1075119 - 05/25/07 01:35 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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31. There is an intrinsic sound from a piano that just hits a sweet spot in my brain...Its hard to describe...

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#1075120 - 05/25/07 01:38 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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26. Because no other instrument you've ever heard sounds so much like the music that is in your heart.
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#1075121 - 05/25/07 01:46 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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33. You can fall in love with a Piano, or with loads of them, because they're all different!
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#1075122 - 05/25/07 02:17 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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34. Because to play once is to pray twice.
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#1075123 - 05/25/07 02:24 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Originally posted by IrishMak:
26. Because no other instrument you've ever heard sounds so much like the music that is in your heart. [/b]
Wow, MAK! You sure hit me right in the emotional wheelhouse with that truism.
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#1075124 - 05/25/07 03:01 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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35. To surround your children with the gift of music and the incentive to learn.
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#1075125 - 05/25/07 03:10 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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36. Gives you a wonderful useful piece of furniture to take over your lounge, Dust etc
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#1075126 - 05/25/07 03:39 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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37. To celebrate the genious of the composers and make them immortal.
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#1075127 - 05/25/07 03:39 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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38. gives meaning to your life in the form of music.

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#1075128 - 05/25/07 04:16 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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39. So you can humiliate yourself in front of an audience.
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-Keith Richards


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#1075129 - 05/25/07 05:39 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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40. So you can make your friends and relatives jealous.

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1075130 - 05/25/07 05:41 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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41. So you can be called "arrogant."
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1075131 - 05/25/07 05:43 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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42. So when they ask a musical-piano-composer type question on Jeopardy, you can shout out the answer before the contestant.

Kathleen
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own." Oscar Wilde, 1891

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#1075132 - 05/25/07 05:49 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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43. Endorphins, and a boost to the self-esteem, too, on those good days. (Don't try to "feel the burn," though!)
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Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
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#1075133 - 05/25/07 05:51 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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44. So you can get injured in odd ways. (I just messed up my finger by inserting about 50 octave glissandi into an improvization)
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#1075134 - 05/25/07 06:13 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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45. Because the piano is the most versatile and exciting instrument with the best repertoire of music written for it.

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#1075135 - 05/25/07 06:17 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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46. It'll save your sanity, if not your life!
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#1075136 - 05/25/07 06:22 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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46 So the muscles of your palm look way more impressive than those of Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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#1075137 - 05/25/07 06:30 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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47. So you can particpiate in an ABF Quarterly recital.

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#1075138 - 05/25/07 07:31 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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48. So you can beat everyone at those music games that are like Dance Dance Revolution for the fingers.
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#1075139 - 05/25/07 07:32 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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49. Because it's fun.
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#1075140 - 05/25/07 07:45 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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50. It's soothing and relaxing. \:\)
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#1075141 - 05/25/07 08:04 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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51. Because the piano can become a window into your soul.
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#1075142 - 05/25/07 08:07 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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51. To feel better about the object taking up 25% of your living space.

52. Just when you think your fingers will never move how they're supposed to - they do.
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#1075143 - 05/25/07 08:17 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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53. Playing someone's favorite piece, prepared especially for him/her, is a priceless gift to that person.

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#1075144 - 05/25/07 09:00 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Hold on a minute...

We're off count!
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#1075145 - 05/26/07 12:11 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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54. So much of the best music for the instrument is available free online

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#1075146 - 05/26/07 12:28 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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55. Because it is the most noble and sophisticated of all instruments, capable of the richest and most wonderfully expresive sounds.

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#1075147 - 05/26/07 12:29 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Doh!!

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#1075148 - 05/26/07 12:39 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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56. Just too experience the pure wonder when these little dots, circles, and lines on a piece of paper turn into physical accomplishment, mental amazement, and pure sound/music. (I never get over experiencing a new piece!)
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#1075149 - 05/26/07 12:45 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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57. Because my daughter and I can play piano duets and my other daughter wants to play guitar/duets with me and I can't imagine a better way to spend a Friday night, with 2 teenage girls who want to make music with their mom !!!!
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#1075150 - 05/26/07 12:47 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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57. To experience the joy of making music, and sharing that joy with your friends and family.

- Mark
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...The ultimate joy of music is the joy of playing the piano...
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#1075151 - 05/26/07 03:42 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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I believe we're at 60 so:

60. Because your next recital is in two days, and you need to practice...
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#1075152 - 05/26/07 04:19 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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61. You can give expression to your feelings and your soul.

(My wife knows what my state of mind is hearing me playing the piano \:\) )
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#1075153 - 05/26/07 04:42 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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62. Patience..

..playing the piano helps me to be patient not only with myself, but with the progress of learning each new piece and to really understand and feel the music. Might be painful and frustrating at times..or seems to take for ever.. but I think it's all worthwhile..

We pianists are really a privileged and blessed lot.
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#1075154 - 05/26/07 06:20 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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26. to challenge my brain knowing that the effort has so many positives.

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#1075155 - 05/26/07 08:40 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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64. Because my neighbors are going mad with my late practise.
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#1075156 - 05/26/07 09:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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65. It makes singing a whole lot easier.
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#1075157 - 05/26/07 10:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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68. because it helps me count. (lots of double posts with double numbers driving me nuts)
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#1075158 - 05/26/07 04:58 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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69. (I hope)

So that when they ask you what you're going to do with all that time post-retirement at a retirement planning seminar, you're not caught out without an answer.

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#1075159 - 05/26/07 05:44 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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70. (I checked from page 1, and we're finally back on count, there are around 10 errors)

You have an excuse to spend $100,000.
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#1075160 - 05/26/07 06:13 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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71. So you can meet interesting and talented people and make new friends.

72. So you can perform spectacularly at a friends wedding and make them realise they are with the wrong person!

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#1075161 - 05/26/07 07:21 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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73. So that the next time someone comments on your long, skinny fingers, you can tell them what good use you make of them!

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#1075162 - 05/26/07 07:59 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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74. It's therapy.
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#1075163 - 05/27/07 03:57 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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75. Even if you have fat ugly fingers, you have every reason to be proud of them.
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#1075164 - 05/27/07 05:46 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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76. It's addicting and it's better then any drug. And the good thing is, you never have to quit the addiction \:D .
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#1075165 - 05/27/07 05:50 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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76. (Not trombones!) To fulfill a life-long dream!

52 and starting to learn. Wanted to play piano since 10 and forced into violin. Mom sold paternal grandmother's piano two years later.

Nov got a 1919 Duo-Art Weber reproducing upright player, virgin, needs restored. Currently saving pennies for that.

Now looking at a Roland FP7 DP to learn on in the meantime.
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1919 Weber Duo-Art upright, Roland RD-700GX,
1918 Chickering Ampico 5'8" grand


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#1075166 - 05/27/07 05:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Ah! you beat me!

77. To fulfil a life-long dream!
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#1075167 - 05/27/07 08:56 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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We will surely exceed 101 reasons to play piano.... can we keep it going beyond that??

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#1075168 - 05/27/07 09:02 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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78. Because we surely have more than 101 reasons to play the piano \:D
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#1075169 - 05/27/07 11:59 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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Am I allowed to list more than one at a time?

79. To sooth the savage beast. We have two Yorkies and adopted two abandoned cats. They come running to hear the piano but couldn't care less about TV or stereo.

80. To express with our hands what our hearts feel.

81. To add sunshine to a cloudy day. Just thinking about my piano brightens the days I am too busy with work.

82. To relive wonderful memories of the past with family and friends.

83. To preserve a little of the past when everything wasn't artificial and mass-produced. We have lived for 21 yrs in an 1886 Queen Anne home now with my 1919 Weber upright player, got Nov '06.

84. To gain the confidence to make mistakes on the way to mastering a desired milestone.

85. To set a goal and bit by bit finally achieve it.

Can you tell I am a new learner and still really enthusiastic?!
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1918 Chickering Ampico 5'8" grand


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#1075170 - 05/27/07 01:44 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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86. To always have a reason (motivation) to wake up
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Im starting to feel
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#1075171 - 05/27/07 01:54 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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87. To understand that in life everything is possible, with determination and work/practice.
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Im starting to feel
Lost in the haze of a dream
-Dream Theater-

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#1075172 - 05/27/07 03:10 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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88. Because the exercise keeps me from getting fat fingers.

89. Because nothing else is more interesting to me at the moment.
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#1075173 - 05/27/07 03:22 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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90. Because no other instrument comes close in terms of versatility (the piano can be the bass, baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano voices at any time).

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#1075174 - 05/27/07 05:24 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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91. because you'll wish you did when you retire

92. So you can someday teach your own children/grandchildren

93. you can potentially make money from it

94. You could one day post a video of yourself on youtube with a "musician" banner

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#1075175 - 05/27/07 10:36 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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95. Impresses people better than solving a Rubik's Cube.

96. It's the instrument that you can play with your nose and feet.

97. So you can add music stores to the list of places you waste your time at.

98. You can say musical terminology, and people will think that you speak Italian.

99. You can shock people when they look at your iPod, because it is full of classical music.

100. You can get musical humor.

101. PIANO IS THE BEST!
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#1075176 - 05/28/07 08:28 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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102. Because you... oops too late.

Serge
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#1075177 - 05/28/07 09:07 PM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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103. It give you a cool excuse for having incredibly short nails. ;\)
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#1075178 - 05/29/07 04:16 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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104. Because there are always more than 101 reasons to play piano.
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#1075179 - 05/29/07 10:54 AM Re: 101 reasons to play piano!
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105. You can go solo or join a band - or both!

106. Playing piano gives you a foundation to play other keyboard instruments as well - synthesizer, organ, clavichord, and harpsichord. With all of these, you can be a whole orchestra!

107. Music from any era, and in any style, sounds good on piano!
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